System Thinking

A five-week online course that will make you a better problem solver and improve the performance of your projects by teaching you to apply system thinking in technical environments.

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  • START DATE October 7, 2024 More Dates
  • TIME COMMITMENT 4-5 Hours per Week
  • DURATION 5 Weeks
  • FORMAT Online
  • PRICE $1,449

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Apply system thinking to improve the performance of your projects. Understand how systems thinking is used in diverse areas such as logistics & transportation, project management, and computation. Participate in a project management simulation to apply the concepts learned, and engage in activities to contextualize each concept.

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MIT xPRO is collaborating with Global Alumni to offer this course in SPANISH (System Thinking: Gestión de Proyectos Basada en la Perspectiva de Sistemas) in collaboration with Global Alumni.

  • Understand the foundation of system thinking and the concepts of emergence, function, and performance.
  • Identify and describe the relationships among entities in systems applied to your own experience.
  • Identify how system thinking is applied in technical environments such as logistics & transportation, and computation.
  • Apply the system dynamic method to understand complex processes.
  • Create models of systems based on networks and on dynamics.
  • Practice concepts from the course through a project management simulation.

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

  • Technical professionals looking to advance their essential skills to improve the performance of their projects and processes.

  • Individual contributors who want to perform at their highest potential.

  • Managers intent on architecting successful, collaborative, and happy teams.

  • This course is especially relevant to project managers, product managers, and anyone working with complex, interrelated systems.

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HOW YOU WILL LEARN

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    LEARN BY DOING

    Practice system thinking through activities, reflection, and simulations to apply the concepts to your personal and professional systems.

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    LEARN FROM OTHERS

    Connect with an international community of professionals while working on projects based on real-world examples.

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    LEARN ON DEMAND

    Access all of the content online and watch videos on your schedule.

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    REFLECT AND APPLY

    Bring your new skills to your organization, through examples from technical work environments and ample prompts for reflection.

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    DEMONSTRATE YOUR SUCCESS

    Earn a Professional Certificate and 2.25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from MIT.

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    LEARN FROM THE BEST

    Gain insights from leading MIT faculty and industry experts.

WHAT LEARNERS ARE SAYING

TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS FROM COMPANIES LIKE THOMSON REUTERS, REFINITV, AND BOEING HAVE COMPLETED THIS COURSE.

DAYANDA SHENOY

DAYANDA SHENOY, TECHNICAL LEAD AT THOMSON REUTERS

The course material is organized very well and intuitively. I can now visualize Systems in a different dimension and see different components and the…

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SUMITRA RAO

SUMITRA RAO, DIRECTOR, SECURITY CONSULTANCY AT REFINITIV

System Thinking course by MIT xPRO is an amazing course that I took just recently. It skillfully imparts the foundational concepts of Systems Thinkin…

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MAX OSBORNE

MAX OSBORNE, ENGINEERING MANAGER, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AT BOEING AEROSTRUCTURES AUSTRALIA

The MIT Systems Thinking course provided me with valuable insights, new language and concepts to apply to my job, and different ways of approaching e…

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MIT FACULTY AND INSTRUCTORS

Edward F. Crawley

Edward F. Crawley

Ford Professor of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT

John Sterman

John Sterman

Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

Daniela Rus

Daniela Rus

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Director CSAIL, MIT

Hamsa Balakrishnan

Hamsa Balakrishnan

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT

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System Thinking: The Cognitive Skill of the 21st Century

MIT's Professor Ed Crawley presents on System Thinking, why it's important, and who can benefit from it

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3 Reasons Your Team Needs System Thinking Training

MIT Professor Edward Crawley, provides the top reasons leaders should invest in system thinking training for employees in 2023.

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Ask an MIT Professor: What Is System Thinking and Why Is It Important?

We recently sat down with MIT Professor Crawley to discuss system thinking, a skill that he considers system thinking “the cognitive skill of the 21s…

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